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YOUTH CREWS

YOUTH CORps (Ages 11-18)

Through our Youth Programs, RMYC provides leadership and hands-on workforce experience for youth ages 14-18. Participants provide service to communities including beautifying, weeding, trail work, restoration, gardening, and other conservation-based projects in 10 counties in North West Colorado each year. RMYC offers a diverse set of skills training opportunities including trail work, environmental restoration, and wildlife habitat management. 

 

Being part of an RMYC crew involves spending two weeks working with a team of 8-10 people and completing meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Corps members complete sustainability-based projects during the week and have to opportunity to camp with their crew. Participation involves hard work in harsh conditions but makes for amazing memories and experiences.

Help with transportation can be arranged. ​ RMYC provides all of the materials for the crew to set up an efficient and effective camp where the crew cooks meals. Personal camping supplies (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.) can be brought by the crewmember or provided by RMYC.  Programming runs from early June to mid-August.

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A Day in the LIfe

Read about one youth member's experience with RMYC >

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"RMYC taught me that in order for you to accomplish things and earn respect you need to be respectful to others, yourself, and to work hard."

- Miyah Weiss

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2022 APPLICATIONS OPEN:

January  3rd, 2022

Applicants will begin to hear back approximately two weeks after the application is filled. 

Acceptance into the program will be solidified upon completion of paperwork. Please contact us if you need support! 

SESSION DATES: 

Session 1: June 6th - June 17th

Session 2: June 20th - July 1st

Session 3: July 5th - July 15th

Session 4: July 18th - July 29th

Session 5: August 1st - August 12th

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Routt community
youth CREW

AGES 14-15

What we do: Youth Crew provides a unique paid, entry-level workforce opportunity for youth in North West Co that builds on job readiness skills, resiliency skills, community engagement, environmental awareness, leadership skills, life skills, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility. Trail Crew work is physically demanding. On any given day, an RMYC crew can be found digging new trails, building water bars, constructing trail reroutes, deconstructing old fence lines, reconstructing fence lines, rehabilitating stream habitats, and much more. ​ On an RMYC crew, you can expect to spend 99.9% of your time outside. You will work outdoors in varied weather conditions and spend your nights sleeping in a tent. 

Who can apply: Any 14 and 15-year-olds in Routt and Moffat Counties.

What to expect: Two crew leaders supervise and facilitate education curriculum and conservation-based projects during 2-week long sessions with 8-10 mixed-gender youth.  Youth work 30 hours a week, no more than 8 hours each day. Read the position description below to find out more!

Application opens 2024

Community Youth Crew Questions?
Contact: Sara Duft, sduft@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

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Service Learning CREW
AGES 11-13

What we do: Provide education and experience in citizenship, volunteerism, community service, and self-development for youth based in Routt County. Service projects include gardening, planting trees and flowers, trash pick-up, light trail work, and other community beautification projects. SLC enhances the sense of belonging and connection of youth to their communities through meaningful outdoor-based service projects, education, and group recreation activities. Youth will receive documentation of these hours which are recognized by the school. ​

What to expect: Each day, crews participate in 2-3 hours of volunteer activities, 1-2 hours of education, and 3 hours of team recreation time. There is an optional overnight on the second Thursday of the session.  

​​Session details: Sessions are 2 weeks with 10 mixed-gender crew members (youth). 2 crew leaders and an assistant leader supervise, facilitate education curriculum, and engage in conservation-based projects with youth in their communities.  Our days start 8 am and end at 4 pm Monday through Friday. Each session has a registration fee of $200. Scholarships are available to cover the $200 registration cost.​​

Applications open 2024!

Service Learning Crew Questions?
Contact: Sara Duft, sduft@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

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regional youth CREW
Ages 14-18

What we do: Youth Crew provides a unique paid, 2 and 4-week, entry-level workforce opportunity for youth in North West Co that builds on job readiness skills, resiliency skills, community engagement, environmental awareness, leadership skills, life skills, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility. Trail Crew work is physically demanding. On any given day, an RMYC crew can be found digging new trails, building water bars, constructing trail reroutes, deconstructing old fence lines, reconstructing fence lines, rehabilitating stream habitats, and much more. ​ On an RMYC crew, you can expect to spend 99.9% of your time outside. You will work outdoors in varied weather conditions and spend your nights sleeping in a tent.  Crews run from early June to mid-August Sunday- Friday camping 24/7.  Read the position description below to find out more!

Who can apply: Any Colorado resident that is 14-18 years old. All Regional Youth Crews will have girls and boys. We welcome any gender identity on this crew!

​What to expect: Two crew leaders supervise and facilitate education curriculum and conservation-based projects during 2 and 4-week long sessions with 10 youth.  We have mixed-gendered crews as well as Ladies Youth Crews. Youth work 32 hours a week, no more than 8 hours each day. 

 

Applications open 2024!

Regional Youth Crew Questions?
Contact: Sara Duft, sduft@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

Ladies youth CREW
Ages 14-18

What we do: The Ladies Regional Youth Crew is a safe space for all woman-identifying teenagers who want to serve their community and explore Colorado alongside a group of two Female Leaders and 9 other women! Together, you will learn what it means to work in the field of natural resources with a supportive group of individuals and grow personally and professionally​. This provides a unique paid, 2 and 4-week, entry-level workforce opportunity that builds on job readiness skills, resiliency skills, community engagement, environmental awareness, leadership skills, life skills, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility. Trail Crew work is physically demanding. On any given day, an RMYC crew can be found digging new trails, building water bars, constructing trail reroutes, deconstructing old fence lines, reconstructing fence lines, rehabilitating stream habitats, and much more. ​ On an RMYC crew, you can expect to spend 99.9% of your time outside. You will work outdoors in varied weather conditions and spend your nights sleeping in a tent.  Crews run from early June to mid-August Sunday- Friday camping 24/7.  Read the position description below to find out more!

Who can apply: This crew is open to any woman-identifying individuals that are 14-18 years old and reside in Colorado.

​What to expect: Two women crew leaders supervise and facilitate education curriculum and conservation-based projects during 2 and 4-week-long sessions with 10 youth.  Youth work 32 hours a week, no more than 8 hours each day. 

Applications open 2024!

Ladies Youth Crew Questions?
Contact: Sara Duft, sduft@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

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Service Learning Crew
Assistant Leader
Ages 16+

What we do: Want to strengthen your leadership skills and learn what it's like to have a career in the outdoors? Join us for a summer of Service Learning Crew Assistant Leadership! 

​What to expect:  The Service Learning Crew enhances the sense of belonging and connectedness of youth to their communities through meaningful outdoor-based service projects, education, and group recreation activities. The education component of SLC consists of job readiness, leadership skills, life skills training, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility. Participants are ages 11-13 and volunteer their time for community service hours (unpaid) on a crew of 2 leaders and 10 participants. As an Assistant Leader, you will help our Crew Leaders lead in service and educational activities. You are required to teach one activity per week. We ask that all Assistant Leaders commit to a base of 20 hours per week.

Who can apply: Anyone who is 16 or older and lives in Routt County!

SLC Asst Leader
Parents and Youth, Click below
to find out more!**

** The Youth Programs Team is currently building the Field Resource. We are updating it as quickly as possible. Check back weekly for more updates. Thank you for your patience!

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